All localities asked to closely supervise visitors to Da Nang in July

Saturday, 2020-08-08 11:56:55
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The Da Nang C Hospital has reopened from 0:00 on August 8 to receive new patients. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long sent a document to the People’s Committees of all provinces and cities nationwide on August 7, asking them to strengthen their review and management of people coming to Da Nang and returning to localities in July.

This is the third document of its kind sent to localities by the Health Ministry in recent days in a bid to speed up the verification and management of people who travelled to Da Nang in the past month.

According to the document, localities were urged to accelerate the traceability, verification and listing of all arrivals and visitors to Da Nang from July 1 to 28 who then returned to localities across the country.

All suspected cases of COVID-19 who had close contact with COVID-19 patients and cases in high-risk areas must be closely monitored and tested and placed under medical quarantine if needed.

*On the same day, 269 Vietnamese citizens returning home from abroad were announced as having completed their medical isolation period of 14 days in Quang Ngai province according to regulations.

The Vietnamese citizens came back to Vietnam on July 24 through Da Nang International Airport and were brought to two concentrated isolation facilities in Quang Ngai province.

*The Da Nang C Hospital has reopened from 0:00 on August 8 to receive new patients after a 14-day blockade and after all medical staff and inpatients tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

*Hanoi will impose sanctions on people who do not wear facemasks in public places from August 7 in a bid to prevent further infections and outbreaks of the coronavirus pandemic.

The information was announced at a meeting between permanent Government cabinet members with ministries, sectors, provinces and cities held on August 7.